PRJ – SUSHI DROP (local)
/ SO 3.2
SUstainable fiSHeries wIth DROnes data Processing
3.2: Contribute to protect and restore biodiversity
Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna
Local, regional and national public authorities,
Protected areas/ natural heritage management bodies,
Regional and local development agencies
Education and training organizations as well as universities and research institutes
Within SUSHI-DROP, a customized unmanned underwater vehicles will be developed and equipped with acoustical and optical technologies in order to implement a non-invasive mean to assess environmental status of habitats, fish stocks population and, in general, to monitor the biodiversity of marine ecosystems. We are planning to assess the accuracy of the opto-acoustic surveys in deriving single-species abundance indices (in numbers or weight) for direct input into stock assessments, and to evaluate the benefits brought by these new technologies with respect to the classical procedures based on fish sampling. Moreover, a dedicated open-access database system will be created to collect, maintain and share the scientific data acquired by the UUVs.
F&F – sushidrop
Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna
VIA ZAMBONI 33
Bologna - Italy
UNIBO will act in the project through the Laboratory of Marine Biology and Fishery located in Fano. The main activity carried out by the Laboratory is the monitoring of the Adriatic biological resources and regularly performs survey and assess all the species caught, including the benthic component. Through this project, LP aims at expanding its operational capacity in the exploration and monitoring of marine environment, thanks to the implementation of innovative technologies.
Contact person: Luca De Marchi
Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries - IOT
IOF is one of the leading scientific institution on the field of marine and fisheries biology, ecology and oceanographic aspects at the Adriatic and Mediterranean level. Since the most research activities of the Institute are based on the ecosystem approach to fisheries, the cooperation with transnational research institutions, stakeholders and decision-making bodies will enhance the level of capacity of the Institute to contribute to marine resources sustainable management
Contact person: Nedo Vrgoč
Marche Region - Fisheries Economy Department
Fisheries Economy Department acts as Intermediate Authority of the EMFF and is responsible at Regional level for programming and implementing actions aimed to sustainable development of fisheries and aquaculture. Being in charge of fisheries and aquaculture governance, the Department has also relevant experience in the involvement of sector stakeholders (fishermen, breeders, sector association, Universities, Environment Protection Department, etc…) fostering an inclusive and bottom-up approach.
Contact person: Laura Gagliardini
Fisheries Local Action Group Costa dei Trabocchi
THE FLAG COSTA DEI TRABOCCHI is located in Abruzzo Region and is aimed to design and implement a local development strategy to address the coastal area needs from economic, social and environmental point of view. The partner has already a consolidate experience in the fisheries field. Thanks to the SUSHIDROP project it will further develop its competence and will benefit from the transfer of knowledge from research institutes involved.
Contact person: Valerio Romano Cavallucci
Association for Nature, Environment and Sustainable Development Sunce
Association Sunce was established in 1998 and today is one of leading environmental organizations in Croatia. Areas of our work are protected areas/Natura 2000 management, species and habitats monitoring, waste management, sustainable tourism and fishery, environmental law and education. We are especially active in the management of marine protected areas – improving management, capacities and networking. We implemented extensive capacity building for MPAs staff and local communities
Contact person: Vedrana Franić
County of Split-Dalmatia
Split-Dalmatia County is experienced in implementation of different national and international projects. Field of competence range from regional development planning, renewable energy, research and development projects in the field of new to fisheries and agriculture. Involving stakeholders and empowering community participants in activities at all levels, from local to scientific research institutions, provide a more effective path for solving sustainable resource management issues.
Contact person: Katarina Šuta
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NEWS & EVENTS
Presentation Conference of the Sushi Drop Project
Over one-third of the mediterranean population lives on its coastline. The Mediterranean coast is under extreme pressure from various factors.
- Climate change
Massimiliano Menghini, researcher of the University of Bologna and part of the Sushidrop team, is presenting the paper "Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Actuators Health Monitoring for Smart Harbour Application" during the 5th International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Technologies organized in digital version from September 23 to 26, 2020. More information on the event available at http://2020.splitech.org/